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Summer Professional Development Series - Week One
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 9:00 AM EST to Friday, July 10, 2020
Category: AISGW Events

Spotlight on Early Childhood Practice and Pedagogy for Distance Learning

This three-week series is a comprehensive program of synchronous learning through interactive workshops from nationally recognized experts in teaching and learning and some of our own home-grown experts. In addition to the live sessions, the program will include peer discussions, self-paced video recordings and mini-Master Classes that can be viewed on your own time. 

Main topics covered include:

  • Better teaching in a remote and in-person setting, including engagement and assessment
  • Reading, writing and play for young learners
  • Fostering connections in our school communities
  • Caring for the world and each other: anti-racism, inclusion, student and parent relationships, teaching for good

All participants will be provided access to a library of recorded mini "Master Classes.” Note: The series of recordings from Heart of Character on SEL priorities, community-building, academic integrity and intrinsic motivation are only available to participants who register for Weeks Two and Three or for the “All-In” package.

Week One - Spotlight on Early Childhood:  Back to Basics, Back to Better

When: July 8th-10th
Time:  9 AM-12:30 PM- Keynote + Interactive Workshops
            2 PM- Peer-led discussions
Audience: Pre-K- 2nd grade educators; three-year-old and 3rd grade teachers, and division leaders also welcome

This three-day series will focus on foundational principles as a springboard for better teaching in both a remote and in-person setting. The workshops will be led by veteran teachers, authors, consultants and presenters Matt Glover, Kathy Collins and Kristi Mraz. Each day will consist of a 45-minute keynote presentation followed by interactive, one-hour workshops on reading, writing and play led by all three presenters, and ending with peer-led discussions.

July 8th

  • Nurturing & Nudging Engaged Learners Right from the Start- Matt Glover

July 9th

  • Teaching Readers Involves Much More Than Skill and Strategy. Instruction- Kathy Collins

July 10th

  • Powerful Play: Building Independence, Agency and Joy- Kristi Mraz

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Cost: $395 per teacher per school. "All-In" Package $620: includes Weeks One, Two, and Three (please register separately for Weeks Two and Three). 

Maximum cost per school: $1,500 - Schools will be charged the individual per teacher fee up until $1,500.  If multiple teachers from the same school register and their collective fees exceed $1,500, the amount owed will be capped at $1,500. Invoices will be issued at the conclusion of the series.Click 

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This event is for AISGW members only.